Plus: In news elsewhere, a luxury women’s health spa in Belgravia – with annual membership fees of £5,500 – this week blamed Brexit for its closure.
Posts Tagged: Defections
The SDP analogies are all wrung dry. But nobody has looked at what a more recent insurgency can teach the new outfit.
We regret the Party being less broad a tent than it did this morning. But the position of these MPs had become impossible – and intolerable.
They move from the Government side of the chamber to the Opposition one to sit with the Independent Group.
May responds: “I am saddened… But by delivering on our manifesto commitment we are doing the right thing for our country.”
“I am determined that under my leadership the Conservative Party will always offer the decent, moderate and patriotic politics that the people of this country deserve.”
The Group of Three’s full resignation letter: “We no longer feel we can remain in the Party…so firmly in the grip of the ERG and DUP.”
“There is a failure of politics in general, not just in the Conservative Party but in both main parties as they move to the fringes.”
The Conservatives are the natural political home for those who value national identity and are open to the world.
I was elected as a UKIP councillor in Portsmouth but as a small business owner the Conservatives are my natural home.
With Brexit underway and with UKIP in freefall, it’s time for me to come back home.
The number of UKIP councillors there has fallen from 22 to just eight.
I concluded that UKIP could not offer the articulate vision of the future that the residents I represent want.
Our innovative approach has improved services while the Council Tax is the second lowest of any county in the country.
May represents the real One Nation politics.
The latest councillor to defect from UKIP gives his reasons.
I want to help residents effectively and end Labour control of North East Lincolnshire Council.